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Lynch School of Education

2008 Annual Roundtable

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Presenting Programs:

Harlem Education Activities Fund

Dr. Deidre Franklin-Jackson & Merle McGee
New York City

HEAF is a not-for-profit education and youth development organization that enrolls students into an exciting continuum that spans sixth grade through college education. HEAF’s goal is to assist college-bound students from educationally and/or economically disadvantaged communities in developing the intellectual and life skills required of tomorrow’s global leaders.

BAKARI Rites of Passage Mentoring Program

Dr. Thomas A. Parham
Irvine, California

The BAKARI Project was designed and conceptualized by Dr. Thomas Parham of Irvine, CA in consultation with his colleagues in the 100 Black Men of American, Orange County Chapter (100 BMOC). Derived from the Swahili language, the word Bakari means “one who will succeed.”

SANKOFA Program: A theory based validated violence prevention program

Dr. Paulette Hines
New Brunswick, New Jersey

This Program provides training and consultation to Educators, Counselors and Youth Service Providers on the topic of Adolescent Violence Prevention.  The aim of our research-validated program is to reduce the incidence of interpersonal violence among adolescents.

African American Men Project

Gary Cunningham & Resmaa Menakem
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The African American Men Project (AAMP) is a strategic initiative that strives to enhance and empower African American men and their families through leadership, policy-making and infrastructure building in the areas of education, housing, family structure, health, economic empowerment, criminal justice, community involvement, fundraising and communications.

African American Fathers and Their Children: “The Role of Men Program”

Dr. Michael Connor

The Role of Men program focus is on African American Fathers who are often labeled “at risk”, but how may in fact become “at promise” with appropriate supportive training, education and mentoring.

Full Frame Initiative: changing systems and changing lives

Katya Fels Smyth
Boston, Massachusetts

The Full Frame Initiative is a new enterprise working to ensure that most marginalized people have access to programs practicing the Full Frame Approach.  Our strategy is one of field-building, learning from and disseminating what is already working on the ground by building a network of programs to facilitate peer learning and improvement in practice.